Happy Friday! We had a bit of a traumatic week around here, and I’m so glad it’s over. On Monday and Tuesday, I was off on a press trip in Florida (so fun, btw, but more on that next week), and I got a call from our dog walker on Tuesday afternoon saying that Boots got hurt pretty badly in the woods and was basically impaled by a tree. Anel was at work and I was far away, so he was nice enough to bring him to the vet and make sure he was ok. Turns out, he had to go under, get stitches for a three inch gash, and is now on pain meds and antibiotics for two weeks.
The worst part of it all is that they made two holes above and below the wound that we have to flush out three times a day to keep it all clean. Hearing my pup cry as I stick a syringe into his open wound is beyond heartbreaking. I cry every time we have to do it.
He’s doing much better today, finally sleeping through the night and has a little more of his usual personality back. The narcotics (literally) make him loopy, but seeing his tail wag, makes me feel so relieved and grateful that he’ll be ok.
I also had two really great things happen this week. On Wednesday night, I hosted a webinar with Aimee, the woman who helped me to get pregnant naturally. We talked all about how to overcome the loss of miscarriage, and what we did to turn my “unexplained infertility” into a healthy pregnancy. If you want to watch it, you can see a replay of it here. It will be live for the next few days only.
On Thursday, I was invited to tour the new Anthropologie store in Westport. It’s 30,000 square feet and gorgeous! I could have moved right into the space. The tour was followed by lunch at their new cafe, Amis Trattoria and wow. I can’t wait to take Anel back there for date night soon.
Lastly, with everything going on with Boots, in addition to watching Lisa Vanderpump rally against the Yulin Festival on RHOBH, I’ve started getting more and more emotional about dog abuse. After having to hurt my dog (even though it’s for his safety), I can’t imagine how anyone could ever purposefully harm a dog. I don’t know what I can do about it yet, but if you have any ideas about where/how to volunteer, or what organizations to become involved in, please let me know!
Today we’re all driving up to New Hampshire to celebrate my dad’s birthday, and I’m hoping the extra fresh air up there will heal him even more. After my recent travel adventures (I had another very delayed flight this week), I’m excited to take it easy and relax with my family.
From Around the Web
Spiritual spring cleaning. Ok this might be a littttttle out there for some of you guys, but I’m actually really excited to try out some of these energetic detox rituals.
A very pretty living room. I am a YoungHouseLove super fan, and love all of their work, but their latest living room updates had me seriously swooning.
No more loose change. I’ve been on the hunt for a new wallet, but everything was insanely expensive or looks cheap. I finally landed on this Cuyana zip-around (monogrammed of course) after seeing Victoria carry it in Charleston. It’s well made, high quality leather, and a great price point.
Closing the wage gap. This week, Iceland became the first country to introduce a bill that requires employers to prove that they pay men and women the same, and it looks like it’s going to pass. It’s an exciting step, and let’s just hope the rest of us follow in their footsteps.
#nationalstripesday. J.Crew created their own holiday and I love it! Post your photos on Instagram with #nationalstripes day today.
Hillstone salad. If you’ve ever had Hillstone’s Thai steak salad, you know how addictive it can be. I realize this recipe post is old, but I just discovered it, and can’t wait to make it next week! Literally, my mouth is watering as I read it. Awkward…
Short and sweet. I love Emily’s summery look. Those high-waisted shorts are just too cute and look so preppy with the striped top and straw hat.
Long top. I’ve been on the hunt for cute, longer cut tops that I can wear now and after pregnancy. I just found this cute one that is pretty much exactly what I’ve been looking for! I also love it in this toile-like pattern.
Paleo Twix. It’s supposed to snow up north this weekend (ugh), so we have some grand plans for baking up some goodies. I found a recipe for homemade Twix bars that are gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo. They sound too good to be true, but we’re going to try them out and I’ll report back.
Design inspo. Gray Malin is one of my favorite photographers, but I personally think he should moonlight as an interior designer. Every single room in his house is perfection. When can I move in?
Bow Slides. I’ve seen a ton of other bloggers post about these slides featuring oversized pink bows. How cute to pair with a cute little summer dress?
Changes at Chipotle. I was excited when I read that Chipotle just made a huge healthy change to their menu.
The art of raising kind kids. There are some serious nuggets of wisdom in this article on how to raise kind children. For example, “Teach your kids compassion, and to look outward, not inward.”
Stress relieving tricks you can do anywhere. All you need is yourself and a few free minutes. I’ll be keeping these tips in my back pocked for a rainy (and stressful) day.
Is pregnancy glow real? People keep telling me that I’m glowing lately. I can’t tell if it’s just something they say, or if it’s really true. After seeing these before and after celebrity photos, I think there’s something to it!